Tønning / Taning
Skippers house
Skippers house
Coat of arms of Tönning Tønning / Taning
Coat of arms
Location of Tönning
Tønning / Taning within Nordfriesland district
Toenning in NF.PNG
Tönning Tønning / Taning is located in Germany
Tönning Tønning / Taning
Tønning / Taning
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Tönning Tønning / Taning is located in Schleswig-Holstein
Tönning Tønning / Taning
Tønning / Taning
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Coordinates: 54°19′2″N 8°56′34″E / 54.31722°N 8.94278°E / 54.31722; 8.94278Coordinates: 54°19′2″N 8°56′34″E / 54.31722°N 8.94278°E / 54.31722; 8.94278
Country Germany
State Schleswig-Holstein
District Nordfriesland
 • Mayor Dorothe Klömmer
 • Total 44.41 km2 (17.15 sq mi)
0 m (0 ft)
 (2019-12-31) [1]
 • Total 4,984
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
Dialling codes 04861
Vehicle registration NF
Website www.toenning.de

Tönning (German; Low German Tünn, Tönn or Tönnen; Danish: Tønning; North Frisian: Taning) is a town in the district of Nordfriesland in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein.


Tönning was destroyed in the Burchardi flood in 1634. During the Great Northern War, (1700–1721), Tönning was besieged twice.


It is located on the northern bank of the Eider river, approximately eight kilometers away from its mouth at the North Sea. Tönning has a population of some 5,000 people.


Tönning is connected by a regional train with Sankt Peter-Ording to the West, and Husum to the North-East. Tönning is also served by several bus routes.

See also


Honorary citizen

Friedrich von Esmarch
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Selck (1821–1911), councilor of commerce, honorary citizen since 1899
  • Friedrich von Esmarch (1823–1908), German physician and the founder of the civilian Samaritan system in Germany, honorary citizen since 1897; there is a memorial statue dedicated to him in the castle park.

Sons and daughters of the city

Connected to Tönning

  • Hinrich Braren (1751–1826), captain, pilot and navigation instructor, died in Tönning. He wrote the first German-language textbook of shipping.


  1. ^ "Statistikamt Nord – Bevölkerung der Gemeinden in Schleswig-Holstein 4. Quartal 2019 (XLS-file)". Statistisches Amt für Hamburg und Schleswig-Holstein (in German).

External links

Media related to Tönning at Wikimedia Commons